Christmas FM is searching for a very special little helper to visit the
Christmas FM studio and officially turn on the radio station this
year – Switching Christmas On for 2023 right across the country
- Competition is open to children up to 10 years of age
- Christmas FM’s hugely successful Magic of Christmas fundraising appeal returns this year to raise funds for charity partners Barnardos, Barretstown, Make-A-Wish Ireland and a range of children’s charities across Ireland making a difference in local communities
It’s NEVER too early to talk about Christmas….and that’s why Christmas FM, the popular radio station that plays your festive favourites every year, is today announcing a fantastic competition for one lucky child to visit the Christmas FM studio on launch day and officially ‘Switch Christmas On’ across the airwaves!
The winner will also get to be a part of the official Christmas FM 2023 photoshoot which promises to be a magical day full of Christmas cheer and festive fun.
The competition is open to children up to 10 years of age and to be in with a chance to win this incredible prize, parents or guardians simply have to apply via the form here christmasfm.com/switch
Christmas FM, which is celebrating 16 years on air this year, is also delighted to announce that ‘The Magic of Christmas’ fundraising appeal will be returning again this year to raise money for three of Ireland’s leading children’s charities – Barnardos, Barretstown, Make-A-Wish Ireland and a range of children’s charities around Ireland making a difference in local communities through Community Foundation Ireland. The Magic of Christmas was launched last year, with the aim of raising €1,000,000 over a three-year period for the charities.
Last year, The Magic of Christmas fundraising appeal raised almost €300,000 for the charities and these funds were used for a range of services including providing hot nutritious meals for children, supporting families with the cost-of-living crisis, helping wishes come true for children living with life-threatening illnesses across Ireland and hundreds of hours of therapeutic programmes for children.
By donating to The Magic of Christmas fundraising appeal, listeners will Give the Gift of Childhood to those who need it most, because every child deserves Magic at Christmas.
Garvan Rigby, co-founder of Christmas FM, said:
“We know it’s only September, but at Christmas FM HQ it’s never too early to talk about Christmas! This competition is a fantastic prize and we can’t wait to ‘Switch Christmas On’ with some extra help from one of our young listeners!
We are also delighted to be working alongside Barnardos, Barretstown, Make-A-Wish Ireland and Community Foundation Ireland again this year for The Magic of Christmas fundraising appeal. We raised an incredible amount of money last year and know that once again we can count on our incredible Christmas FM listeners to support these charities and donate to help us reach our target of €1,000,000 raised for children in need by 2024.”
Commenting on The Magic of Christmas fundraising appeal, the charity partners jointly said:
“We are delighted once again to be a part of The Magic of Christmas fundraising appeal. The funds raised last year made a significant difference to the lives of thousands of children across Ireland and we have the opportunity again this year to work together and have a positive impact on the lives of children and their families. With the help of Christmas FM listeners, funds raised will ensure we can Give the Gift of Childhood to those who need it most, because every child deserves Magic at Christmas.
About Christmas FM
Broadcasting almost nationwide, Christmas FM plays round-the-clock Christmas tunes, spreading an abundance of festive cheer and seasonal goodwill every single day in the run up to Christmas. The costs of running Christmas FM are covered by various sponsors, ensuring listener donations go directly to the fundraising appeal. The station is presented on air each year by up to 100 volunteers who devote hundreds of hours of their time assisted by a core management team.
Christmas FM will launch in late November on FM for its 16th year on air.
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Christmas FM – Bringing You the Magic of Christmas
About The Magic of Christmas
The Magic of Christmas is a not-for-profit fundraising appeal launched in 2022. Founded by the people behind Christmas FM, The Magic of Christmas brings together a partnership with Barnardos, Barretstown, Make-A-Wish Ireland and Community Foundation Ireland. The aim of the Magic of Christmas fundraising appeal is to Give the Gift of Childhood to those who need it most, because every child deserves Magic at Christmas. Over the next two years, the fundraising appeal is hoping to raise over €1,000,000 for Ireland’s Children’s charities and to maximise the impact of funds raised by helping more children in need.
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